Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $68,197 (it was $46,400 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2013:All housing units: $132,604; Detached houses: $134,000; Townhouses or other attached units: $160,603; In 2-unit structures: $88,046; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,830; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $115,967; Mobile homes: $32,767
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Ancestries: German (38.9%), Danish (14.8%), English (10.6%), Irish (10.2%), United States (4.0%), Norwegian (2.8%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Incorporated on 05/19/1875
Elevation: 1260 feet
Land area: 1.71 square miles.
Population density: 554 people per square mile (low).
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For population 25 years and over in Anita:
High school or higher: 90.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Anita city:
Never married: 20.4%
Now married: 55.3%
8 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Anita, Iowa as of May 04, 2016. The ratio of number of residents in Anita to the number of sex offenders is 956 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,193 (1.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $967 (1.5%)
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Anita-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Anita city center killed one personand injured 2 peopleand causedbetween $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 5/10/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the city center injured one personand causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Anita-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from the city center On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 230.8 miles away from Anita center On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 419.3 miles away from the city center On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 298.9 miles away from the city center On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 303.4 miles away from Anita center On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 406.5 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Cass County (15) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Hal Hansen - Pro football player.
Hospitals and medical centers in Anita:
CARING ACRES NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (1000 HILLCREST DRIVE)
Other hospitals and medical centers near Anita:
ADAIR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ADAIR, IA)
EXIRA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; EXIRA, IA)
ATLANTIC DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; ATLANTIC, IA)
ATLANTIC NURSING AND REHAB CENTE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ATLANTIC, IA)
HERITAGE HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ATLANTIC, IA)
GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FONTANELLE, IA)
GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - FONTANELLE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FONTANELLE, IA)
Notable locations in Anita: Anita (A), Crestwood Golf Club (B), Anita Volunteer Fire Department (C), Anita Public Library (D), Anita Police Department (E), Anita City Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Anita include: Central Church of Christ (A), Holy Cross Lutheran Church (B), Saint Marys Catholic Church (C), Lutheran Church (D), Anita United Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Drinking water stations with addresses in Anita and their reported violations in the past:
ANITA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (Population served: 972, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-19-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2014)
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-19-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2014)
Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2012)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.0%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
Gay men: 0.7% of all households
36 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
47 people in nursing homes in 2000
Anita compared to Iowa state average:
Median house value below state average.
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in above state average.
Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Number of college students below state average.
Banks with branches in Anita (2011 data):
First National Bank: Anita Branch at 793 Main Street, branch established on 1985/05/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $206.6 mil, Deposits: $168.8 mil, headquarters in Greenfield, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First Fontanelle Employee Stock Ownership Plan And Trust
Rolling Hills Bank & Trust: Anita Branch at 701 Main Street, branch established on 1989/10/02. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $207.1 mil, Deposits: $173.4 mil, headquarters in Atlantic, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Anita Bancorporation
Religion statistics for Anita city (based on Cass County data)
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
5.05 / 10,000 pop.
2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
0.72 / 10,000 pop.
0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
5.05 / 10,000 pop.
5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
11.55 / 10,000 pop.
8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
208 Walnut St (Lat: 41.441667 Lon: -94.762750), Call Sign: KNCS306, Licensee ID: L00093561 Assigned Frequencies: 154.145 MHz, 154.280 MHz Grant Date: 12/19/1996, Expiration Date: 02/04/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002 Registrant: City Of Anita, 208 Walnut St, Anita, IA 50020
5 Mi S 4 Mi E 1.75 Mi S (Lat: 41.358333 Lon: -94.690250), Call Sign: KNAG859 Assigned Frequencies: 151.925 MHz Grant Date: 02/09/2001, Expiration Date: 03/15/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/22/2011 Registrant: William O Steele, 1510 Aspen Dr, Atlantic, IA 50022-2442, Phone: (712) 243-5150
3 Mi E 6 1/2 S (Lat: 41.363333 Lon: -94.698861), Call Sign: KNET926, Licensee ID: L00648854 Assigned Frequencies: 152.945 MHz Grant Date: 03/05/2003, Expiration Date: 03/23/2013 Registrant: Roger Steele, Rt 1 Box 53, Anita, IA 50020
53980 730th St (Lat: 41.446583 Lon: -94.789333), Call Sign: WQRF476 Assigned Frequencies: 159.570 MHz, 159.810 MHz, 159.855 MHz, 160.080 MHz Grant Date: 05/01/2013, Expiration Date: 05/01/2023, Certifier: Danny Newell Registrant: Illowa Communications, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:
3.6 Mi Wsw (Lat: 41.435278 Lon: -94.833583), Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: KPM653, Licensee ID: L00026097 Assigned Frequencies: 450.450 MHz Grant Date: 08/10/1995, Expiration Date: 06/01/1996, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000, Certifier: Stephen O Meredith Registrant: Meredith Communications Lc, Atlantic, IA 50022, Phone: (712) 243-1691
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:
STATION, 1 Mi W Of Hwy 148 & 1/2 Mi S O F I80 Approx 3 Mi N Of (Lat: 41.489417 Lon: -94.779972), Overall height: 68.6 m, Call Sign: WNEV730 Assigned Frequencies: 2134.80 MHz Grant Date: 03/09/1998, Expiration Date: 06/10/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/16/2008 Registrant: Interstate Power And Light Company, 1000 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4700, Phone: (563) 584-7374, Fax: (563) 599-0780, Email:
Anita, 1.3 Miles South Of Exit 70 On I80 (Lat: 41.480750 Lon: -94.759667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: WPRW659 Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz Grant Date: 04/19/2011, Expiration Date: 03/02/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
STATION, 1/2 Mi S Of Interstate 80 1.0 Mi W Of Hwy 148 Near (Lat: 41.489417 Lon: -94.779972), Overall height: 68.6 m, Call Sign: WAA724 Assigned Frequencies: 1905.00 MHz Grant Date: 11/06/1998, Expiration Date: 02/17/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/30/2000 Registrant:Phone: (319) 366-8011
Aircraft: CESSNA 310L (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 167 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-470 SER (260 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 2222F , Serial Number: 310L-0022, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/10/1966 Registrant (Corporation): Valley Aircraft Parts Inc, Po Box 477, Anita, IA 50020
Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 5615R , Serial Number: 17253228, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 08/03/1965 Registrant (Co-Owned): Gary L Neighbors, Rr 1 Box 22, Anita, IA 50020, Other Owners: Larry N Kilcoin
Aircraft: FLIGHT DESIGN GMBH CTSW (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle) N-Number: 819CT , Serial Number: 07-07-11, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 09/08/2007 Registrant (Individual): Gary Maas, 902 Park Dr, Anita, IA 50020
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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